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MISS CASEY [1] (Ingean Uí Catasaig). AKA and see "Fairhaired Boy (1) (The)," "Buachaillín Bán (1) (An)." Irish, Double Jig. A Dorian (O’Neill): E Dorian (Miller, O’Brien). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O’Brien): AABB (Miller): AABB' (O’Neill). A very similar tune, and possibly ancestral to, “Orphan (2) (The)” (played in E dorian), or both may be a development of “Star of the County Down” and Bayard’s protean “Lazarus” group. The key is given in the book in A major, a misprint. See also the 6/8 air setting (also printed by O'Neill) "When Erin First Rose" and Canon James Goodman's "Humors of Tralee."

Piper John Ennis is in the middle row, fourth from left.

Source for notated version: "Ennis" [O’Neill]. From Chicago flute and uilleann pipe player John Ennis, a member of the Irish music enthusiasts in the city at the turn of the 20th century. He "was also a good entertainer, and many a Sunday afternoon was pleasantly passed at his hospitable home by a coterie of kindred spirits in those years" [O'Neill, Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby].

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 238, p. 87. Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 77, p. 57. O'Brien (Irish Folk Dance Music), 1952; No. 133. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 69. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1094, p. 206.

Recorded sources: Jerry Holland – “Lively Steps” (1988).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [3]




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